In a recent interview, former lightweight title contender Luke Campbell named the easiest fights in the lightweight division.
Speaking on the AK and Barak Show, Luke Campbell revealed who he wants to fight next year. The Olympic Gold medalist has three names in mind.
“The top three guys. Whoever the top three is. [Vasiliy] Lomachenko, ‘Tank’ Davis, Devin Haney… Whoever the top three guys are, I wanna fight.”
When asked about the easiest matchups in the division, Campbell initially refused to answer the question. Instead, he said that there are no easy fights at the top level.
“I don’t know, they’ve all got different styles. And at the top level, you don’t really get easy fights. But any of them, I don’t care.”
However, he then said that the reigning WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and the current WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney would be stylistically ideal matchups.
“Devin Haney or Tank,” said Campbell.
Realistically speaking, Campbell shouldn’t be counting his chickens before they hatch. The Britisher is expected to fight the rising superstar Ryan Garcia next. Although the former is the more experienced fighter, many critics think Garcia will pull it off.
Assuming that Campbell gets past Garcia, he will probably not fight Vasiliy Lomachenko next, as the latter dominated Campbell to retain his titles via a unanimous decision in 2019. As far as Haney and Davis are concerned, both of them are booked to fight in October. “Tank Davis” will fight Leo Santa Cruz and try to add another belt to his collection.
Champion Devin Haney will also compete in October. Though the opponent and the venue remains undisclosed, Eddie Hearn has revealed that he will fight on the third of next month.
The landscape of the lightweight division may completely change based on the outcome of the aforementioned fights. If Campbell fails to defeat Garcia, he might find himself in a tough spot.